Formal Pools

Are Formal Swimming Pools The Right Fit For You?

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When it comes to investing in an in-ground pool, it is important to make sure that the design you end up with compliments your lifestyle and landscape potential.  If you are looking for a pool design that is filled with elegance and is overflowing with tradition, the formal style pool may be the right fit for you!   These pools are widely popular in a variety of settings, and they may just be the perfect style pool to set your landscape off from the rest.     

Formal swimming pool designs include Grecian and Roman pools. Both are a spinoff of the basic rectangle: Grecian pools are rectangular with diagonal corners, forming an octagon. Roman pools are rectangular with two semi-circles on each end; some Roman pool designs feature stylized corners for added interest. Grecian and Roman pool designs have a timeless elegance and complement any style of home, but especially more formal architectural styles such as Colonial, Georgian, and Federal homes.

If you are in love with the elongated features of a rectangular shaped pool but trying to work within a limited amount of space, a lap pool may be just what you are looking for!  Lap pools are usually long, narrow rectangles (at least 25 yards long and 4 feet deep) and used primarily for swimming laps.  These types of pools are fantastic for maintaining a consistent exercise routine while enjoying the water. Some lap pools can have an L-shape to provide a separate play area or kiddie pool.  Having a separate section attached to the main lap area is a great way to ensure that your pool can be enjoyed by the whole family, all at the same time.  

If you are interested in speaking with someone about our Formal Pools or Lap Pools, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

If you are interested in a pool, but you think another design might be a better fit for you, check out some of our other custom in ground pool designs that can make your dreams of owning a pool come true.